Werner Sombart

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Werner Sombart
A 1930 photograph of Sombart, by Nicola Perscheid
Born(1863-01-19)19 January 1863
Died18 May 1941(1941-05-18) (aged 78)
Nationality German
Scientific career
Fieldseconomics, sociology, history
InstitutionsUniversity of Breslau
Handelshochschule Berlin
Frederick William University

Werner Sombart (January 19, 1863–May 18, 1941) was a German economist and sociologist and was an important social scientist to Europe during the early 20th century.

Life and work[change | change source]

Sombart was born in Ermsleben, Harz. He was the son of Anton Ludwig Sombart, a rich liberal politician, industrialist. Werner studied at the universities in Pisa, Berlin, and Rome, learning both law and economics. In 1888, he received his Ph.D. from Berlin.